Artificial intelligence and smart weapons would be at the fore - with a 'modern nation-states acting aggressively' the likely enemy, Army bosses have revealed.
Bradley Peniston, Defense One: Army Warns that Future War with Russia or China Would Be ‘Extremely Lethal and Fast’
Leaders say warfare in the coming decades will be fundamentally different from the past 25 years.
To envision the wars of the future, first remember those of the distant past, with their soul-numbing artillery barrages and unstinting waves of conventional enemy forces. Then speed up that mental newsreel and imagine a ground war accelerated by artificial intelligence and precision munitions, nested in a larger strategic sphere where everything is moving at Internet velocity.
That’s the picture that Army leaders are working from as they try to prepare their force to deter and defeat America’s enemies over the next few decades.
The nation faces existential threats from “modern nation-states acting aggressively in militarized competition,” said Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, Army deputy chief of staff for operations, plans, and training. “Who does that sound like? Russia?” He spoke on a future-of-the-Army panel at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington on Tuesday.
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Update: World War Three will be 'extremely lethal and fast': US Army bosses reveal what could happen if the U.S. took on Russia or China (Daily Mail).
WNU Editor: Any major conflict between the U.S. and Russia or the U.S. and China will certainly be fast and lethal .... nuclear weapons will cause that, and in such a conflict .... nuclear weapons will be used sooner rather than never.